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NO to ALDI (or big box store) in Windsor Heights

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Windsor Heights residents want a vibrant and progressive development to inhabit the current Apple Valley Shopping area in Windsor Heights Iowa. Colby Properties is requesting a waiver to the usage code so that an ALDI discount grocery store can move into this space, going against the expressed wishes of the residents' representation on the Planning and Zoning Committee, City Staff and multiple develop studies and resident meetings that outlined very different needs for the space than what is being offered by the developer.

Being a landlocked community provides us with the privileges that few other communities can achieve. With the right participation we have the rare ability to create a truly amazing business district. More importantly the development this district is the first step to not only maintaining our way of life, but also expanding our economic reach within the greater Des Moines area. This is of the upmost importance in regards to the overall survival and livability that we’ve come to love about Windsor Heights. That being said, the answer is not another store such as Aldis. 

The answer in this case is to create a thriving business distract that attracts and maintains boutique shops. Locally owned and operated business that will help better our community with shopping, entertainment and overall economic growth. This can be obtained and it will be if we allow it to happen. Many of the individuals in this room are independent business owners (such as myself). With our combined experience we can create an appealing development plan that will attacked restaurants, shops and places to entertain our family/ friends. Communities before us have achieved this goal and had to overcome much greater odds. Think of the east village or valley junction. We very much have a chance to do something similar. Let’s give people a reason to slow down. Let’s give them a reason to stop and explore Windsor Heights. The time is now and the opportunity is at our fingertips. 



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